Rocky Knob Trail

Michaux State Forest, Pennsylvania

Elevation Gain1,226ft
Trailhead Elevation1,874ft
Elevation Min/Max1516/1977ft
Elevation Start/End1874/1874ft

Rocky Knob Trail

Rocky Knob Trail is a hiking trail in Cumberland County and Adams County, Pennsylvania. It is within Michaux State Forest. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 1,874 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,226 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Sier Hill (elevation 1,923 feet) can be seen along the trail. There is also a viewpoint along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Appalachain Trail.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg (Menasha Ridge Press)
Matt Willen
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"This hike follows the Rocky Knob Trail from Ridge Road south over Sier Hill to a saddle beneath Rocky Knob. From the saddle, the hike descends into a hollow and follows an old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) road back to the trailhead. An additional spur leads through the lower hollow from the junction with the CCC road out to a trailhead on Birch Run Road to the south. If you have any doubts about what mountain laurel looks like, this hike should alleviate those doubts forever. In late May and early June, the woods are filled with blossoms unlike any place I have seen before. During the summer, the forest is thick with the under-story. Come autumn, the terrain begins to thin out a little bit and the trees put on a brilliant display of color. This hike begins by following an old roadbed south from the parking area." Read more

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Trail Information

Michaux State Forest
Nearby City
Michaux State Forest
Michaux State Forest, 717-352-2211,
Local Contacts
USGS Caledonia Park; Michaux State Forest public-use map; Keystone Trail Association Appalachian Trail, PA Route 94 to US Route 30 (Sections 12 and 13)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018